Tag: biology

Research: Nematodes secrete proteins to kill insects, use smell to select host

July 25, 2017 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjg_hO69Qo A new study published in PLOS Pathogens found that nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae) secrete deadly proteins to kill insects that damage crops. S. carpocapsae kills more than 250 insect pests that attack plants, according to UCR Today. Prior to the... Read more»
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Pavement ants: Always ready to rumble

July 21, 2017 By
Dr. Michael Greene, associate professor and graduate program director for the University of Colorado Denver Department of Integrative Biology, studies the brains and actions of pavement ants (Tetramorium caespitum) — and theorizes human behavioral tendencies from the findings. As a... Read more»
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Rodent control: Understand habits, biology

March 8, 2017 By
Rodent control can sometimes be a tricky business. Rodents adapt well to any environment, and are very intelligent creatures. As cooler weather arrives, mice and rats begin to search for warmer environments. However, the truth is rodents generally are a... Read more»
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Urban entomology programs need support

December 29, 2016 By
Our team learned a lot putting together the cover package for the December 2016 issue, in large part because each of the women interviewed brought a different viewpoint to the table. One particular thing I learned from Dr. Susan Jones,... Read more»
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BedBug Central: e-Learning Module Series

February 10, 2016 By
BedBug University’s new three-part online training series for pest management professionals (PMPs) features bed bug biology and behavior, treatment tools and protocols, as well as the importance of monitoring. The online training accompanies the other hands-on training that BedBug University... Read more»
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